Lizette Trujillo stands behind a podium to speak. A sign on the front of the podium reads, "complete protection for all."
With just one more week to secure committee hearings, Arizona legislators are keen to have their bills heard. LGBTQ advocates have spoken out on a flurry of bills. Two of those measures are at the center of the conversation now.
Feb. 13, 2023
Jessica Grose Screaming on the Inside
Jessica Grose has a new book out that dives unflinchingly into the roots of what she calls the unsustainability of American motherhood. The book is aptly titled "Screaming on the Inside: The Unsustainability of American Motherhood."
Feb. 7, 2023
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Autumn Lockwood, a University of Arizona alum, will become the first Black woman to coach a Super Bowl this Sunday. Lockwood is an assistant performance coach for the Philadelphia Eagles.
Feb. 7, 2023
Ultrasound image of fetus
Who can drive in the HOV lane might seem like an inconsequential part of this fight, but legal experts say the incident raises an array of questions about an issue that’s central to the abortion debate: fetal personhood.
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Feb. 1, 2023
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For LGBTQ elders who live in rural parts of Arizona, accessing services can be tough. Programs geared toward this population may not even exist. Now one organization that is working towards becoming a safe place for LGBTQ older adults.
Jan. 27, 2023
Domestic-violence victim
Amid Super Bowl festivities, two NFL moms will be hosting an event in Peoria to celebrate women who have survived domestic violence.
Jan. 27, 2023
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Arizona Democrats are taking another stab at ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment 100 years in the making. State Rep. Laura Terech says this should be a bipartisan effort.
Jan. 27, 2023
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Women and girls are widely underrepresented in the STEM fields, and studies show they face unequal access to pay, positions, publications and credit. But new research suggests positive trends in one area of acknowledgment: acceptance into American scientific academies.
Jan. 26, 2023
Phoenix Pride 2018
The state Legislature has introduced several bills this session that LGBTQ advocates say would be harmful if passed. The Trevor Project is a nonprofit focused on preventing suicide among LGBTQ youth. It released polling data this week that it says reflects some of that harm.
Jan. 25, 2023
On Sunday, protestors gathered at the state Capitol to voice their support for drag and abortion rights. Some carried signs, some came in drag, and many spoke out against recently proposed anti-LGBTQ bills that would restrict drag performances.
Jan. 23, 2023
a pregnant person
The U.S. has the highest maternal death rate among high-income countries. The concerning trend disproportionately affects Black women, and it’s growing. Yet childbearing services are withering away nationwide. What can states do about it?
Jan. 20, 2023
Arizona Capitol building
The Arizona Senate Education Committee approved a bill that would force school employees to only refer to students by their birth-given names, or nicknames "commonly associated with the student's name of record.” But even if this bill passes the Legislature, the governor’s chief of staff made it clear on Twitter that it’s dead on arrival.
Jan. 19, 2023
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Arizona’s largest city is taking action to attract more women police officers. The Phoenix Police Department recently signed a 30 by 30 Pledge, a national initiative to recruit and retain more women officers.
Jan. 17, 2023
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State Sen. John Kavanagh’s Senate Bill 1001 requires school employees to call a student by the pronoun that aligns with their biological sex, not the one the student identifies with — unless their parents say it’s OK to use trans pronouns.
Jan. 16, 2023
Pap smear
The American Cancer Society has released its annual report on cancer facts and trends. The findings trumpet a victory over cervical cancer – and sound a call-to-arms for fighting prostate cancer.
Jan. 11, 2023
members of Support Equality in Arizona Schools participate in a demonstration; a group of counter protestors stands across the street
In a protest against recent legislation, LGBTQ advocates laid out 180 trash bags on a lawn across from the state Capitol last week. It was the work of Support Equality in Arizona Schools, a group made up of high school students. Each one represents 10,000 LGBTQ youths in America who contemplate suicide each year.
Jan. 11, 2023
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Three Arizona Senate bills aimed at regulating or restricting drag shows in the state were filed Friday.
Jan. 8, 2023
Maira Kalman
Maira Kalman’s latest book, "Women Holding Things," began as a pandemic-era booklet. But, as the esteemed artist ruminated on the idea, it only grew.
Jan. 6, 2023
Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs
The order directs state agencies to eliminate all barriers restricting employment that are not directly related to the job. The expansion includes gender identity, political affiliation and marital status.
Jan. 4, 2023
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A new proposal by a Republican legislator would bar school employees from knowingly referring to a student by a pronoun "that differs from the pronoun that matches the student's biological sex,” despite what the student wants.
Jan. 2, 2023


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